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Matthew 14 - NIV

John the Baptist Beheaded

1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the reports about Jesus,

2 and he said to his attendants, “This is John the Baptist; he has risen from the dead! That is why miraculous powers are at work in him.”

3 Now Herod had arrested John and bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife,

4 for John had been saying to him: “It is not lawful for you to have her.”

5 Herod wanted to kill John, but he was afraid of the people, because they considered John a prophet.

6 On Herod’s birthday the daughter of Herodias danced for the guests and pleased Herod so much

7 that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked.

8 Prompted by her mother, she said, “Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist.”

9 The king was distressed, but because of his oaths and his dinner guests, he ordered that her request be granted

10 and had John beheaded in the prison.

11 His head was brought in on a platter and given to the girl, who carried it to her mother.

12 John’s disciples came and took his body and buried it. Then they went and told Jesus.

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

13 When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns.

14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.

15 As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.”

16 Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”

17 “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.

18 “Bring them here to me,” he said.

19 And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.

20 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.

21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.

Jesus Walks on the Water

22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd.

23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone,

24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.

25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake.

26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.

27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”

28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”

29 “Come,” he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.

30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”

31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down.

33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

34 When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret.

35 And when the men of that place recognized Jesus, they sent word to all the surrounding country. People brought all their sick to him

36 and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed.

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Shared by: Leighton (Lee) Vary on Feb, 2017
Summary: Using Peter's walk on the water, we can see that our own faith can only be tried by getting out of the boat. Then and only then can Christ use us. Our faith can grow, our trust increase and we can serve our Lord.
Scripture: Matthew 14:25-32
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 119
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Shared by: Mark Aarssen on Jan, 2017
Summary: Through Jesus Parables we will be given “knowledge of the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven”. This knowledge is being revealed to those of you who are seekers of the deep spiritual truths of God. Some of us will understand but others won't. Why?
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Shared by: Manny Salva Cruz on Jan, 2017
Summary: You can look pessimistically this New Year or you can look optimistically. We must choose to be optimistic. Our outlook will determine our ultimate destiny.
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Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 231
A Journey Like Never Before Pt. 1
Shared by: GARY ELLER on Nov, 2016
Summary: A journey through "uncharted waters" into the "New Year"
Scripture: Matthew 14:22-33
Denomination: *other
Views: 55
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The Courage of Peter
Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Oct, 2016
Summary: There are times when we must rest in the unseen and believe the impossible by faith. Faith believes the impossible and trusts the Lord to meet our impossibilities. As we walk by faith on this level, great courage is also required.
Scripture: Matthew 14:28-32
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 640
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"There is More Than Enough"
Shared by: Kenneth Sauer on Sep, 2016
Summary: A sermon about giving what we have to God.
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A Perfect Storm
Shared by: Scott White on Sep, 2016
Summary: We all face storms, trials, tribulations in our life; sometime physical, sometimes emotional. But Jesus is always there with us, ready to protect and comfort.
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Shared by: daniel cabrera on Aug, 2016
Summary: How to maintain a proper perspective when life's demands are demanding
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Scripture: Matthew 14:13-20
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 724
Shared by: NNAEMEKA DURUEKE on Aug, 2016
Scripture: Matthew 14:15-16
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 108
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Shared by: Pat Damiani on Aug, 2016
Summary: When I love like Jesus loves I see life’s interruptions as divine opportunities
Scripture: Matthew 14:13-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 104
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Speaking the Truth from Our Heart
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Jul, 2016
Summary: To speak from the heart means that our hearts must not just be on fire, but also enlightened by the fullness of revelation
Scripture: Matthew 14:1-12
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 102
Shared by: NNAEMEKA DURUEKE on Jun, 2016
Scripture: Matthew 14:19-19:20
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 132
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Riding Out the Storms of Life
Shared by: Nick S Panico on May, 2016
Summary: In all our lives we must face storms. Sudden and unexpected winds of adversity which blow in and blow up. How do we not just survive the storm but thrive in it and through it.
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Faith Walk
Shared by: Trayce Russell on Apr, 2016
Summary: Without Faith it is impossible to please God
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Scripture: Matthew 14:22-29
Views: 829
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Caminando Sobre El Agua
Shared by: Humberto Hilario on Apr, 2016
Summary: Los discipulos fueron enviados al otro lado del Mar de Galilea y, en medio de la tormenta, Pedro camino 2 veces sobre el agua.
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Shared by: David Radcliff on Mar, 2016
Summary: "Walking On Water" has become synonymous with perfection.
Scripture: Matthew 14:22-33
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 474
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The Forerunner of Fear
Shared by: Troy Campbell on Mar, 2016
Summary: Don't let doubt into your life. Learn how to overcome this horrible attack of the enemy
Scripture: Matthew 14:25-31
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 265
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Shared by: David Radcliff on Mar, 2016
Summary: What is true repentance.
Scripture: Matthew 14:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 90
Dan Proctor avatar
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Shared by: Dan Proctor on Feb, 2016
Summary: Fear is a terrible thing. According to God’s Word, fear brings “a snare," “torment," and “bondage.” The good news is that no believer has to be paralyzed by fear.
Series: The Gospels
Scripture: Matthew 14:22-33
Denomination: Bible Church
Views: 551
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Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: The Storm
Scripture: Matthew 14:22-36
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 93
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Shared by: Craig Condon on Nov, 2015
Summary: But following Jesus is a radical lifestyle, and Jesus asks us if we are willing to do the same. Are we willing to give up some of what we have, that others might not go hungry? Are we willing to give out of what God has given to us?
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A Little Goes a Long Way
Shared by: Craig Condon on Nov, 2015
Summary: Can you imagine trying to feed all of those people with such a small amount of food? We can, if we remember that with Jesus anything is possible.
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The king that was sorry for his oath
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Oct, 2015
Summary: To show that we don't need vows, oaths or promises of any kind just say yes if we mean yes, or no if we mean no.
Scripture: Matthew 14:9
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 583
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JESUS went to the desert by ship
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Oct, 2015
Summary: To show that JESUS our Model, Author, Finisher of our faith gives place to wrath and will let GOD take vengeance on his enemies.
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JESUS was moved with great compassion
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Oct, 2015
Summary: To show that JESUS always heals the sick because He is motivated by compassion.
Scripture: Matthew 14:14
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 993
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The little girl that offered the head of John the baptist
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Oct, 2015
Summary: To show that we are not to be prompted by evil instruction but by godly instruction from the WORD of GOD, inspired and led by the HOLY SPIRIT. 1 Timothy 6:3-4 (Amplified Bible) But if anyone teaches otherwise and does not assent to the sound and wholeso
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Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Oct, 2015
Summary: To show that we need to focus our eyes on JESUS not on trials, temptations and problems of this world.
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Three Short Prayers
Shared by: Jody VanSickle on Oct, 2015
Summary: I used this as an informal message on a Sunday evening; letting the congregation guess what the situation was as I gave out the 'hints' one by one.
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Scripture: Matthew 14:30
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 374
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Celebrating birthdays
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Oct, 2015
Summary: To show that unbelievers even in their birthdays, that they should be pleasing the LORD instead of themselves are clearly, pleasing, fascinating and enjoying themselves and not the LORD GOD who gave them their lives.
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Scripture: Matthew 14:6
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 3,263
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Be careful what you say and do it
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Oct, 2015
Summary: To show that GOD can be trusted in His WORDS, Promises and Oaths for us not unlike men which can't be trusted.
Scripture: Matthew 14:7
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 921